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FOX News
Feb 19, 2013 8:00am PST
normal. nasa able to talk once again with the international space station. jenna: a little bigger than a dropped call. jon: yeah. jenna: when you can't reach the space station. well, the obama administration is planning a brand new initiative, mapping and examining the inner workings of the human brain. the project will cost reportedly around $3 billion over the next decade, and the hope is it will lead to revolutionary new treatments for diseases like alzheimer's and parkinsons and a variety of mental illness ins. some scientists are comparing this to the human genome project. the return on our investment as the public on that was huge, what we learned, the research even bigger. dr. david charles is the chief medical officer of the vanderbilt neuroscience institute, so he's the right guy to talk about this. dr. charles, best case scenario in this, you know, what would we learn? if we mapped out the human brain, what are the stakes? >> hi, jenna. certainly, the stakes are huge here. if we're able to map the activity of the brain, so much is unknown about the brain today, and illne
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 11:00am EST
nasa. as for a direct hit, well, astronomers worldwide are watching, they're excited but not worried. this asteroid's about half a football field long or roughly the size of a 12-story building like this. that certainly is big enough to wipe out a city, but scientists say at least today that is not going to happen. the real threat, though small, is to communications satellites like the ones we at fox news use. the geosynchronous plane is 22,000 miles around the earth, and da14 penetrates at 1:24 eastern, just a little more than an hour from now, coming 17,000 miles from earth, exiting at 3:24. satellite companies have been warned. they do not expect any satellite will actually be hit though. with about a million asteroids and meteors flying around earth's orbit, astronomers and telescopes around the planet are constantly looking up. >> we've seen and trackedded about 9,000 of them right now, and about a thousand of them are potentially hazardous. so we look at those carefully, and it turns out we're safe from those for many hundreds of years. >> reporter: let us hope. here is
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